Careers in Leekes - Head Office

If you do not see a vacancy that matches your skills, please feel free to email a copy of your CV with a covering letter stating what position you would like to apply for and your availability to work to [email protected] . We will keep your details on file and if a suitable vacancy becomes available we will contact you.

Job Title
Kitchen Plan Checker

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Kitchen Plan Checker to join the central team

The Role:

Reporting into the Customer Service Manager your duties will include:

  • Completing audits of designers kitchen plans and resolving queries prior to the ordering
  • Checking that the kitchen is fit for purpose, unit/appliance measurements will fit the specification and that the layout of the units, appliances and worktops are physically and aesthetically correct
  • Documenting any queries to the relevant designer and resolving issues with them prior to the design being processed to ordering stage
  • Checking that all documents relating to the order have been submitted and completed correctly prior to ordering the product.

Essential skills:

  • A sound knowledge of CAD Design systems
  • Experience of either surveying, selling or installing kitchens
  • The ability to relate drawings to actual installations
  • A knowledge of the kitchen industry practices.

The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours, Monday to Friday.

In return we offer:

  • 30+ days holiday pro rata
  • Staff discount across our Retail and Leisure groups
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Free parking

Interested? To pally submit a CV and cover letter to [email protected]

Job Title
Business Manager - Kitchens & Bathrooms
negotiable depending on experience

We are currently recruiting for an experienced and passionate Business Manager to oversee our Kitchen And Bathroom department based at our Central Office

Objective of role:

To manage a profitable Kitchens, Appliances and Bathrooms proposition for all of our stores. You will be responsible for all aspects of the business including buying and display management and customer service management. To achieve this you will need to work closely with the store management team as well as the E commerce and marketing teams to develop and implement an effective strategy.

Department Performance Responsibilities Include:

  • Developing and achieving annual buying, sales, margin, profit contribution and salary budgets for your departments
  • Communicating and allocating sales targets, managing departmental performance to ensure that overall sales targets are achieved or exceeded
  • Implementing cost controls to reduce overheads

Buying Responsibilities Including:

  • Developing, agreeing and implementing range and display strategy, budget and buying proposals for your department
  • Managing the bottom line profitability of the department/ range in line with the budgets to achieve the agreed net margins
  • Ensuring all product information is entered on EPOS and kept up to date through the effective management of your buyer's assistants

Operational Responsibilities Including:

  • Agreeing and managing display changes and updates across the business
  • Reviewing the performance of the stores against budgets and communicating performance and range updates throughout the business
  • Ensuring that pricing records are kept and reviewing the ticketing across your departments to ensure that Trading Standards legislation is adhered to at all times

Staff Management and Development Responsibilites Including:

  • Overseeing the development of your buying assistants and customer service team through effective KPIs, annual personal development reviews and on-going reviews
  • Ensuring staff are well trained in all aspects of their role and kept up to date with changing practices
  • Motivating staff through effective management to achieve departmental objectives

Only applicants with the below experience will be considered:

  • Managing a team and department
  • Procurement,Supply,Buying, Senior Retail Roles
  • Budget planning and management, report writing, creating objectives and targets

We offer:

  • Competitive salary and package including generous performance bonus and company car/allowance
  • Use of company mobile phone and laptop
  • 30+ days holiday allowance
  • Staff discount across our store and The Vale Resort
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Relaxed, open office environment with free parking

If you have proven skills and experience to succeed in this challenging and exciting role submit a CV and cover letter now to [email protected]

Job Title
Buyers Assistant

An opportunity has arisen for a Buyers Assistant to join the commercial team at Head Office.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Providing administration support for the Category/Business Managers
  • Overseeing and entering stock data onto EPOS system
  • Liaising with stores on all departmental administration issues
  • Issuing and collating correspondence to and from suppliers
  • Processing POS requests from the Buyer
  • Reviewing returns database, producing reports as required on returns and identifying issues with suppliers
  • General administration and filing

Experience & Requirements:

  • Conversant and confident with all aspects of Excel
  • Have excellent numerical skills
  • Have passion and some knowledge about working in a retail/commerical buying environment

This is a full time role Monday - Friday

In return for your skills we offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • Up to 31 days holiday
  • Up to 20% staff discount across our retail and lesiure groups
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Free parking
  • Great career progression opportunities

Interested? Please forward a current CV and covering letter to [email protected] 

The shortlisiting process will include a basic numeracy test and at least one face to face interview all held at our Head Office



Job Title
Building Sales Manager
OTE £30,000 plus

We are currently looking to recruit a Sales Manager for our Builders Merchant business.

Due to fantastic sales growth we are recruiting for an experienced, self motivated and tenacious Sales Manager for our Builders Merchant business.

The successful candidate will be required to manage and help grow departmental sales by selling our wide and competitively priced building products to an existing and new customer base.
Covering the South Wales area, the successful applicant will be working pro-actively to increase the company’s profile within the target market sector growing business with small to medium building firms and contractors. In addition to growing your business you will nurture and maintain existing key accounts maximising selling opportunities and manage the Sales Representative team.

Much of your time will be spent on the road visiting customers, however you will be expected to attend weekly branch meetings and produce department reports.

Within this exciting and challenging role the main responsibilities will consist of;

  • Monitoring building developments within your area to gain a strong understanding of potential opportunities and who the key contacts are.
  • Utilise the extensive customer information to identify sales opportunities.
  • Be proactive in using promotional materials, ensure you have appropriate samples, literature, information on new products to grow sales
  • Working closely with the central buying team and store sales team to ensure the overall sales function of the branch is running to optimum capability and profitability
  • Manage the Sales Representative team

The ideal candidate:

  • Prior experience in Field Sales and a strong knowledge of the construction and building materials industry is essential
  • Prior managerial experience in this sector or similar is essential
  • You will be dynamic, driven, self-disciplined and be confident working with numbers and figures.

In return for your skills we offer a competitive salary, a company car, laptop and mobile phone as well as generous benefits, including :

  • 30+ days holiday per annum
  • Excellent bonus scheme
  • Staff discount
  • A contributory pension scheme


To apply please send your CV along with a cover letter to  [email protected]

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